Megan Thee Stallion shared on Instagram on Tuesday a letter that was despatched to her by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), describing it as “one of the highlights” of her yr.
The California congresswoman sent the “Good News” rapper a letter final month, in response to the artist’s powerful op-ed about safeguarding Black gals, which was published in The New York Moments in October.
Waters began the letter by thanking the rapper for “bringing a great deal essential notice to the plight of Black girls.”
“You are so proper that Black gals have paved the way and have accomplished so by top with bravery and bravery,” Waters wrote.
Megan Thee Stallion wrote in a caption for the write-up that remaining identified by Waters moved her.
“I am so honored to be identified by these an incredible female and I assure to maintain using my voice and encourage some others to use theirs!” she wrote.
Megan Thee Stallion’s stirring op-ed touched on means a selection of societal issues uniquely have an affect on Black gals, like maternal mortality, sexism, racism, violence and police brutality.
The rapper tackled her Oct visual appearance on NBC’s “Saturday Night time Dwell,” in which she slammed Kentucky Attorney Common Daniel Cameron for his dealing with of the Breonna Taylor scenario.
She also talked about her personal expertise with getting to be a victim of violence — and currently being publicly judged and questioned for the incident.
Canadian rapper Tory Lanez (genuine identify Daystar Peterson) was charged in October with shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the feet just after a bash. He pleaded not responsible to felony rates associated to the incident very last thirty day period.
Somewhere else in her letter to Megan Thee Stallion, Waters agreed with the rapper’s sentiment in her op-ed that culture normally perceives Black ladies as owning the “ability to bear a heavier burden than every person else in this culture.”
“While we are as well typically overlooked, there is no question that Black women of all ages are a glue for our family members and communities, and a vital aspect of the cloth of this country,” Waters wrote. “We see that — in your vocation and your huge achievements, inspite of the road blocks that have appear your way.”
Waters later on wrote that she was “incredibly proud” of the rapper.
“I know that Black ladies and ladies almost everywhere thank you for the way you so fiercely have their back again,” the congresswoman wrote. “I want you to know that I have your back, much too.”
Very last thirty day period, Megan Thee Stallion racked up four Grammy nominations, which includes a nod for Record of the Calendar year for her track “Savage,” that includes Beyoncé.
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